La Casa De Los Pollos

By Silmarien, Sep 15, 2012 | Updated: Sep 24, 2012 | | |
  1. Silmarien
    We were dealing with a boggy bit of land around the side of the house, so I measured out a border and built a sloped brick edge to raise the interior ground level. Not knowing what predators might be around [we're next to bush], we laid ground netting which was later laced onto the side and roof netting to create full enclosure. Hubby then stepped in to translate my fanciful sketches into wood - a boxy coop with a Temple or Ark theme. We'd carefully read all the advice on BYC regarding ventilation, and set in one high, one low horizontal windows [netted]. There's a brood box with lid on one wall, while another wall is fully hinged and opens upwards so I can slide out the base tray for cleaning. Convenience was key. I didn't keep the hardware store receipts though...!
    Inside are two removable roosting poles. Our 3 boys chipped in with the painting, given that it was supposed to be a school holiday project. Our five pullets came home on the very last day, while I was still lacing up the netting.

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    The magpie loved all the witchetty-grubs I found whilst digging.

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    The base netting is in place. One wall is fully hinged for access during cleaning.

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    The frame for the run actually sits up on six bricks and doesn't contact the ground.

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    Ready for residence! ..... Welcome to Renji, Contador, IceMight, Strathy and Sauron [don't let your sons name your hens!]

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  1. Tammy N
    I think this took some thinking Great Design,
  2. TROPIC HENS
    Different...I like!
  3. emarketwiz
    Great unique design!
  4. judyki2004
    So cute! Very neat!
  5. Tropical Chick
    I like that you hinged the one wall for easy cleaning. I didn't really pay too much attention to that aspect of my small coop and now kind of wish I had adapted my coop kit. Nice looking coop! Nothing like home grown eggs is there?
  6. Silmarien
    Thanks! We had home-grown eggs for breakfast for the very first time today.
  7. chicksbunsdog
    Such a cute looking cute! I haven't seen any others like it - good luck with the chickens!

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